Your Child's First Visit
What To Expect
When you arrive at our office, you and your child will be welcomed by one of our friendly staff members. We'll discuss your child’s health history (Download History Form), and any issues or concerns that you may have about your child’s dental health.
Following this, if your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience while you wait in the reception area. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish.
Children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.
At the completion of the cleaning portion of the visit, you will have an opportunity to come to the hygiene area to observe, while the doctor completes the comprehensive examination. At that time, he or she will discuss with you his/her findings and treatment recommendations. As parents ourselves, we know how important it is for parents to have an opportunity to observe how our staff interact with children, and how the children react to our staff. In addition, this allows you an opportunity to see the office “in action.”
For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult, or be seated on a special bench in the back office, while you are observing the completion of the visit.
Payment and Insurance
Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. Please visit our Payment and Insurance page for more information.
“There are so many important decisions to make when raising a child. As an ophthalmologist and dentist ourselves, we’re very careful to make thoughtful choices for our son Jay. Brights Smiles of Winter Haven was one of our best.”
- Monte, Heidi and Jay